How is it that so many people are still Reublicans or Democrats?

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    OK, sorry about the typo -'Republicans'

    Anyone bright enough to realize the Democrats (or Republicans) have totally mismanaged should also realize the Republicans (or Democrats) have, also.

    America has been hideously betrayed by them and their "two party system". They are in it for the power and are very good at getting and keeping it. Not very good at much else, however.

    Yet, it seems so ingrained that if you do not support Humpty, you must support Dumpty. If you don't vote Democrat, you must vote Republican.

    No wonder many don't vote at all, though in itself that is still a vote in the sense of expression of will.

    It is better not to be responsible for approving a bad choice, even when faced by a worse. There is always an alternative.
     
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    Because they control everything. A guaranteed loss is not an alternative.
     
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    Because followers don't understand those who will not follow.
     
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    No doubt the two-party system has polarized the country. A parliamentary system would better represent a society's beliefs on a more refined level. The question is: are either of these government models ultimately more effective than the other?
     
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    Not being a fan of parliaments and rather admiring the principles in the original American documents, the blame seems mostly to me to be the lack of voter action in monitoring the House pf Representatives.
     
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    That's a good line. May I use it?
     
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    Wouldn't it be losing anyway, using one's own vote for something or someone undesirable?
     
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    Actually the Fact is Most Republicans I know at least, Are only Republicans because there isn't a better choice and they don't like Liberal Democrat Policies. It's not like they love the GOP or anything.

    As soon as you find a way to Break the 2 Parties Strangle Hold not only on Power, but on the Process that could lead to Power for another Party, Let me know.
     
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    lesser of two evils. I tend to vote for supposed conservatives because I align myself to the right on many, but not all issues. Unfortunately sometimes you are voting for people that say they are republican but don't end up following conservative principals. It's the corruption of government. I find it really hard to believe there will ever be one person or one party that holds the same beliefs I do on every single issue. I think term limits would really help fix the problem but how can we ever accomplish that?
     
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    Why? So we can vote in primaries and help choose a nominee.
     

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